COLLABORATING IN CHRIST
1 Corinthians 12:17
Children of the living God have a responsibility to God and to this generation.
the goal is to bring the truth to all and the knowledge of God’s love,his mercy,goodness and the truth about availability of the holyspirit to empower all.
New International Version
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
we all need to collaborate and complement to achieve this.for no one is an Island.
The gospel isn’t,about competition as you may have noticed a number of denominations seem to compete with each other instead of collaborating and complementing each other.
People are no longer motivated by these divisions but are motivated when children of God across the board celebrate Christ Jesus in unity and purpose.
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;
1 Corinthians 12:17
If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell.
In essence this verse is saying to you and I we all have different functions and assignment but all with objective of complementing and consolidating the gospel of Christ Jesus.That is what I call spiritual collaboration.
When believers gathered at the upper room there was no denomination ,there were no doctrines there were only children of God who believed in Jesus Christ worshipping,praying in one accord.but today you hear some saying my church is better than yours my PASTOR has more fire than yours .no no no Jesus didn’t die for that ,the disciples didn’t pay terrible price for these.
Collaboration is the answer.collaboration is synergy,
Collaboration is fellowship ,collaboration is unity and faith , collaboration is togetherness bound in one spirit in Christ Jesus.
In Galatians 2:11-13
Paul the apostle noticed peter was becoming tribalistic in a meeting.,he noticed hypocrisy in Peter
He challenged him to his face .This hypocrisy, coming from one of the very pillars of the early church, caused others to fall away into hypocrisy.
Paul, seeing this as a very big wrong, confronted Peter without shame and fear.
We must never allow tribe,special interest come between the gospel and souls that Jesus died to save.
In Christ there is no color,tribe,segregation and all those things created by men .
Today as you go about your dealings, see Christ love in others ,collaborate with the holyspirit and other children of God and let your light so shine that men ,women will see your good works and give glory to God.
Now I pray with you.
God bless your labour,God bless your home,God bless your children,God bless your work,God bless your good prayers,the Lord shine his light upon you,you will finish the year in sound health and sound mind.
Sickness,infirmity will not swallow you.
I declare you and members of your family accident free .
God almighty will fortify and protect his investment in you.
Every Step you take is blessed today .The spirit of excellence to collaborate and have good success.receive in Jesus name.
I celebrate your victories ahead in Jesus name amen.